Pathum Kerner arrested

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Politician and social activist Pathum Kerner was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) yesterday (28), SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

Kerner was arrested in connection with the protest held at Polduwa junction in Battaramulla on 13 July.

He was arrested yesterday (28) when he arrived at the CCD to give a statement.

Clashes erupted between the protesters and security forces when hundreds tried to break the barricades at the Parliament entry road near Polduwa Junction on 13 July.

More than 35 persons, including a Police officer and an Army soldier were injured during the clashes.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi